Exclusive Interview: Forest Whitaker Talks Winning An Oscar, His Fear Of People, Fruitvale Station & Black Nativity

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Academy Award wining actor, Forest Whitaker is the definition of a gentle giant.  He stands tall, but speaks softly and you can’t help but love his spirit!  I sat down with Forrest to talk about Black Nativity, his new film with Angela Bassett, Jacob Latimore, Jennifer Hudson, Tyrese, Mary J. Blige and Nas.  But, within minutes we were discussing raising his daughters, his former fear of being around crowds of people and what it was like to win an Oscar.  It is very likely that Forest will be nominated again for his outstanding role in The Butler and his film, Fruitvale Station, may also be nominated.  Both are deserving.

Forest continues to show his diversity by taking on roles from, The Last King of Scotland, The Butler to the singing preacher in Black Nativity.  But, no matter what the role, one thing remains the same…Forrest is undeniably one of the greatest actors of our time!

Black Nativity is in theaters now!  Check out our interview if you want to hear a sneak peek of Forest singing a very famous song!

Watch the interview below:

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